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Longtime Lewis-Palmer football coach Ramunno steps down

Sports Fri, Jul 25, 2014 - 7:57 AM

Tony Ramunno was excited for this fall. Extremely excited. Ramunno envisioned a strong Lewis-Palmer football team coming in and was just four wins away from a coaching milestone of 150. But after a 25-year career as...

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